Who Are The Seven Kings Of Revelation 17:9-11?
By David J. Stewart
There have been 6 world powers throughout history; namely, Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome. We read about these “kings” in Revelation 17:9-11, “And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.”
Revelation 17:10 says 5 kings are fallen because Rome was still in power during New Testament times when Revelation was written in A.D. 96. Revelation 17:9-11 makes perfect sense in view of Daniel's vision in 2:36-49 (see chart to left). Daniel's interpretation (as revealed by God in Heaven) clearly evidences that we are today living in the End Times.
Nebuchadnezzar was the head of gold (Babylon). Medo-Persia was the breast of silver. Greece was the thighs of brass. The Roman empire was the legs of Iron. Rome fell to ruin in 486 A.D.; today there are no world-powers, only super-powers. The 7th kingdom is the New World Order!!! The Bible says in Revelation 17:11 that the 8th king (that is, the Antichrist) is of the 7th.
Please note that the 7th king will NOT BE the revived Roman Empire as many Bible scholars teach. The Bible never says that. The 7th king will be World Government, aka, the New World Order, from which the Antichrist will arise, very likely a Jew.
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